NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A national organization will honor the two Nashville officers that responded to the tragedy at The Covenant School.
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) will present Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) officers Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo with its National Award of Valor for their courageous response the the shooting that claimed six innocent lives, including three children.
The two officers were also commemorated for their bravery by the Uvalde Foundation for Kids, and they are being considered for Congressional Gold Medals after a resolution was filed by Representative Andy Ogles.
The Sumner County Sheriff's Office in Gallatin will also receive the NASRO’s Model SRO Agency Award at the upcoming ceremony for demonstrating the NASRO triad concept in training and policies along with showing creative ways to school-based policing.
The NASRO will present the awards to both officers at on June 30, 2023 at a ceremony in Indianapolis as part of its annual National School safety Conference.
NASRO is a nonprofit organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security and safety professionals working to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they serve. The nonprofit is headquartered in Hoover, Alabama, and established in 1991.
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